Museo de los Niños & Galería Nacional

Museo de los Niños & Galería Nacional information

San José , Costa Rica
Calle 4, north of Av 9
+506 2258 4929
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adult/child US$4.20/3.80
Opening hours
8am-4:30pm Tue-Fri, 9:30am-5pm Sat & Sun
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If you were wondering how to get your young kids interested in art and science, this unusual museum – actually two museums in one – is an excellent place to start. Housed in an old penitentiary built in 1909, it is part children’s museum and part art gallery. Small children will love the hands-on exhibits related to science, geography and natural history, while grown-ups will enjoy the unusual juxtaposition of contemporary art in abandoned prison cells.